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Memorial of St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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St. Anselm's illuminated manuscript

Anselm was an opponent of slavery. He helped pass a law banning the sale of human beings. Read more and a book recommendation from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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3.17
St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick's Day revelers

Patrick was a young man (in what is now Scotland) when he was taken by raiders and carried off from his family to labor as a slave in what is now Ireland. Though enslaved, Patrick never lost his faith in God. He prayed. More from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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